Confirmed: Tornadoes Touched Down During Monday's Storms - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Confirmed: Tornadoes Touched Down During Monday's Storms

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

The National Weather Service confirmed that Monday's batch of severe weather included tornadoes.

One touched down north of Melstone (in eastern Musselshell County) as an EF0, which is the weakest classification. The other was spotted near 12 Mile Dam, located a short distance south of Miles City. That tornado was classified as an EF1, with winds greater than 90 miles per hour. Weather experts say there's a science to classifying each twister.

"Just a difference between basically debris thrown in all one direction or if we get some kind of an indication when you see debris thrown in different directions. That's how we do. We just do kind of our own investigative work after the storm rolls through," said warning coordination meteorologist Tom Frieders with the Billings National Weather Service office.

Three tornadoes hit the Great Falls area last year, but this is the first time south central Montana has seen any tornadoes touch down in nearly two years.

  • LocalMore>>

  • 300 Volunteers Prep For Huge Fundraiser

    300 Volunteers Prep For Huge Fundraiser

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:22:23 GMT
    This weekend is one of the biggest annual fund-raising events in Montana.Volunteers worked hard all day to get everything ready for Saturday's Billings Clinic Classic.Organizers were out since early Friday morning and a lot of the crew out here are volunteers.Every year Billings Clinic hopes to raise a million dollars between golf tournaments and Saturday's black-tie event.It's the main fundraiser for Billings Clinic, and it wouldn't be such a hit without the 300 volunteers.We spoke with one ...
    This weekend is one of the biggest annual fund-raising events in Montana.Volunteers worked hard all day to get everything ready for Saturday's Billings Clinic Classic.Organizers were out since early Friday morning and a lot of the crew out here are volunteers.Every year Billings Clinic hopes to raise a million dollars between golf tournaments and Saturday's black-tie event.It's the main fundraiser for Billings Clinic, and it wouldn't be such a hit without the 300 volunteers.We spoke with one ...
  • Former Teacher Sues Catholic School Over Dismissal

    Former Teacher Sues Catholic School Over Dismissal

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:43:44 GMT
    A former teacher fired from Butte Central Catholic school earlier this year for what the school claims was breach of contract is now suing her former employer.
    A former teacher fired from Butte Central Catholic school earlier this year for what the school claims was breach of contract is now suing her former employer.
  • U.S. Bank Helps Habitat for Humanity in Time of Need

    U.S. Bank Helps Habitat for Humanity in Time of Need

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:35:32 GMT

    Habitat for humanity suffered a roughly $3,000 loss Wednesday morning when a storage trailer was broken into. U.S. Bank has stepped up to help the non-profit replace the stolen items.

    Habitat for humanity suffered a roughly $3,000 loss Wednesday morning when a storage trailer was broken into. U.S. Bank has stepped up to help the non-profit replace the stolen items.